With so many real estate myths and rumors buzzing around, it's easy to be swayed by them. Whenever you decide to sell your Cary, Apex, Holly Springs home, it’s best to be prepared. With proper planning, it’s always a good time to sell.
Let's take a look at a few myths that many folks swear by:
Year Round Market – It is common for Cary families to move in spring and summer; just in time for kids to start the new school year. Yet, surprisingly, some of the better odds of selling are ‘off season’. Logically, if every family tried to sell in springtime, there’d be so much competition on the block that prices can slump.
Historically, inventory is the lowest in November, December and January when most sellers expect that buyers aren’t seriously looking for a new home due to weather and holidays. Time it right and you can be ahead of the game. Carpe Diem!
Bulls Eye or Aim High – Some sellers believe that if you price your Cary, NC home high, you can leave room for negotiations. While this may work in other areas of the country, our Cary buyers are tech savvy and know what the going prices are. Best to capture the market up front at the targeted price. Statistics show that overpriced homes take longer to sell and end up selling below their market value when they become ‘stale’.
A Quicker Buck – When you think about improving your home, you want to maximize the return on your investment, and ideally close to 100%. Most buyers today are looking for move-in condition homes. That said; focus on areas that will get the most bang for your buck like kitchens, bathrooms, attics and basements. Don’t go overboard with design. Keep it neutral and do your research! HGTV has been a wonderful resource to all.